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St. Paul's Chapel

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Founded in 1766, St. Paul's Chapel is part of the Trinity Wall Street parish. George Washington prayed here after his inauguration as President in 1789. It is open to visitors daily and worship services are held in the chapel every Sunday. The...more
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209 Broadway, b/t Fulton Street & Vesey Street, New York City, NY 10007-2977
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This church is definitely worth a visit, since it’s the oldest church in NYC, having been built in 1766. George Washington worshipped here during the 2 years that NYC was the nation’s capital. The church is done in a Georgian style and is very plain...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DelfinoEdward
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the chapel on the last day of our trip last week. The church itself is small but beautiful. There are benches outside to sit and reflect. There are candles available to light and to pray. There is a small room documenting the role of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 702charlottef
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Small, charming and a miracle! Nothing inside or outside was broken during the 911 attacks. Something to cherish.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MHBSoDak
Reviewed October 24, 2018

St Paul's Chapel was designed by the architect Thomas McBean - and built in 1766. It is the oldest episcopal church in Manhattan. They say it was a miracle that it survived the September 2001 terror attacks. It was used as a resting place by...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Mazmannan
Reviewed October 21, 2018

St Paul's Chapel was built in 1766 and is the oldest surviving church in Manhattan. It's nicknamed "The Little Chapel That Stood" as it survived the great fire in NY in 1776 as well as the 2001 World trade Center terror attacks. It is one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Roberts69
Reviewed October 18, 2018

St-Paul’s Chapel is actually right behind where the Twin Towers stood before 9/11. It is quite impressive how apparently this church stood its ground and wasn’t damaged at all during the attacks and the falling buildings. Apparently on September 12th, the day after the attacks...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Nancy L
Reviewed October 16, 2018

This 1766 Georgian-style church, the oldest in Manhattan, was the place where George Washington worshiped regularly after his inauguration as the first U.S. President in 1789. Almost at Ground Zero, the structure received only a broken window on 9/11 and became a haven for rescue...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Rumples
Reviewed October 7, 2018

I did not know much about the Church when visited the 9/11 memorial. As a person tat always love to see old churces buidling, I did some searches and found out what sighnificant landmark of the Church. The Church is located just opposite the World...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed September 30, 2018

We didn't at first notice this lovely building and the significance it had on 9/11.It is just across the road from where the twin towers stood. Amazingly enough it only had one window broken from the devastation. It has it's own history going back centuries...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank martyn_bryant
Reviewed September 26, 2018

Not only did this chapel a devastating fire centuries ago, it also was undamaged during the 9/11 attacks. Inspirational to walk through this building of quiet and peace in the midst of a noisy and always busy city.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Hi. No ticket necessary. It is free. It is great to take a look at one of the oldest churches in New York. You just have to make sure to go during visiting hours. There is also a great graveyard where people from over... More